I have a question about papal infallibility and the Orthodox Churches. If I remember correctly, the Orthodox Churches generally reject papal infallibility and infallibility in general. They seem to rely more heavily on tradition. I am not Orthodox so I wouldn’t know, but please correct me if I am wrong!
But my question is, was there ever a time prior to the Great Schism where the Orthodox Church did accept the concept of infallibility, even if it wasn’t called that? One of my primary objections to infallibility (which I have even as a Catholic) is that the tradition of the Church is the primary reason Catholics are called to believe it. It is said that it has ALWAYS been the tradition of the Church dating to the first Apostles. But, the Orthodox Churches say no, and obviously those churches are just as old. So who is right? The reason it’s so important is because, in either case, the Church may have the authority, but they may NOT have infallibility authority. I am not saying I know either way; I am just saying that the possibility is there if there truly has always been a difference in tradition.
I would love to hear from both Orthodox supporters and Catholic supporters. For me, it is truly one of the most important “stumbling blocks” to my Catholic faith. Thanks in advance!